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Juan Carlos CopesCopes Argentine Revue In USA ... LP
Rico Vox, Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Features music directed by pianist Hector Garrido, bandoneon from Enrique Mendez, and vocals by Roberto Florio and Gladys Lobato. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in beautiful shape!)

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Jan Davis & The Flamenco Boogie BandFlameco USA ... LP
Cambria, 1970s. Very Good- ... $1.99
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(Cover has light wear and split top & bottom seams.)

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John MayallUSA Union ... LP
Polydor, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Definitely a USA union from John Mayall – given that he's got great American work here from Harvey Mandel on guitar and Don Sugarcane Harris on violin! LP, Vinyl record album

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Henri RenaudHenri Renaud All Stars Featuring Milt Jackson (aka Nous Rapporte Des USA Vol 1 ) ... LP
Vogue (Japan), 1954. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Some of the greatest jazz of the French postwar scene – two 10" albums recorded under the leadership of pianist Henri Renaud, but featuring American players that include Milt Jackson, Percy Heath, JJ Johnson, and Al Cohn! The style is slightly modern – in the mode of some of the early 50s 10" work on Blue Note and Prestige – recorded by a generation that was taking the bop idiom and inflecting it with deeper colors and newer ideas. Jackson's work on vibes is especially great on the set – really standing out here with the sharper tone of his pre-MJQ records – and as an added bonus, Milt even plays a bit of piano on the sessions, and sings on one number! Titles include "Jerry Old Man", "I'll Remember April", "Jay Jay's Blues", and "There's No You". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sextet Of Orchestra USAMack The Knife – And Other Berlin Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sony (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99
The name and cover might be a bit boring, but the record features quite a hip group – a lineup that includes Eric Dolphy and Jerome Richardson on reeds, Nick Travis and Thad Jones on trumpet, Richard Davis on bass, and John Lewis on piano – all committed modernists, but in very different ways! As the title implies, the work here is all from the pen of Kurt Weill – the kind of angular material that really lends itself to the inventive arrangements and unique instrumentation of the record. Dolphy's work on bass clarinet's pretty darn great – and Richardson matches him on the instrument on a few tracks as well – with a very interesting balance of tone that illustrates the difference between both players. Titles include "Bilbao Song", "Mack The Knife", "Havana Song", and "As You Make Your Bed". CD features three bonus alternate takes! CD

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William O SmithTwo Sides Of Bill Smith – Concerto For Jazz Soloist & Orchestra/Variants For Solo Clarinet/Mosaic – Smith/Suderburg/Schuller/Orchestra USA ... LP
CRI, 1974. Near Mint- ... $6.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small piece of tape, but otherwise is in great shape!)

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Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA ... LP
Columbia, 1984. Near Mint- ... $19.99
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The USA (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Columbia, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
The album where Bruce Springsteen really settles in as The Boss – gritty, chest-pumping anthems all the way here on this one! Born In The USA is so exuberant and full of life, even when Bruce is angry –as he is on the title track – his charisma is so strong that you'd be forgiven for thinking he's cheerleading, when he's really criticizing. Strong stuff, even if you might want to skip over couple of overplayed numbers – with "Cover Me", "Darlington County", "I'm On Fire", "I'm Going Down", "My Hometown", "Glory Days", "Born In The USA", "No Surrender", "Bobby Jean", "Dancing In The Dark", and "Working On The Highway". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Born In The USA ... LP 19.99

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USA/European ConnectionUSA/European Connection ... LP
Marlin/TK, 1979. Very Good ... $0.99
Soaring disco grooves from the legendary Boris Midney – a set that was virtually built by Midney from the ground up – layering instruments over a funky club beat, then forming the grooves into songs in the process! The result is superb studio work from the height of the disco generation – a great illustration of the way that Boris used the studio as musicians might use an instrument – both to create and compose, always with an eye on the end result that would be pressed up on record! Tracks are long, and virtually work together as one extended number – and titles include "I'd Like To Get Closer", "Do Me Good", "Join The Dance", and "There's A Way Into My Heart". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a promo stamp & light wear.)

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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✨✧ ArtificialFree USA ... CD
Ping Pong (Brazil), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ MC5Back In The USA ... LP
Atlantic, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The MC5 move to Atlantic Records after their first album – and find a whole new sort of focus that's pretty great! Their classic debut was a raw live album – designed to capture their intensity on the Detroit scene of the late 60s – but this set has the group stretching out, and really going for something else – working in the studio for the first time, with surprisingly strong production from a young Jon Landau – and a sense of focus in the songs that shows a great degree of maturity, while still keeping all their pre-punk edges! Wayne Kramer and Fred Sonic Smith are plenty darn fierce on guitar – and the titles alone give a good idea of the energy of the record – and include "Tutti Frutti", "Teenage Lust", "High School", "Shakin Street", "The Human Being Lawnmower", and "Back In The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing. Cover has a tiny cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Linda RonstadtLiving In The USA ... LP
Asylum, 1978. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousUSA Records Soul Story ... CD
USA/Fuel 2000, Mid 60s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from one of Chicago's best indie labels of the 60s – a wealth of wonderful soul that easily ranks with some of the best work at Chess or Vee Jay at the time! USA's a label that's also known for work in the rock and blues field, but the company had a marvelous ear for soul back in the day – and was often able to grab key Windy City talents before they broke big – or others who were already great, but finally found the right sort of treatment they needed at USA – a care with production and presentation that often rivals some of the beautiful presentation that Curtis Mayfield was bringing to his Impressions recordings or work with other artists – lots of deep soul roots, but also the tightness and sophistication that made Chicago so great at the time. The package features 36 rock-solid tracks – and titles include "Hot Spring Water" by Billy The Kid Emerson, "Come On In" by Detroit Jr, "A Lonely Boy" by Lee Wilson, "Step It Up" by Al Perkins, "I'll Wait For You" by LC Cooke, "No Appreciation" by Tut Sutton, "Taunting Love" by Frankie Newsom, "Just Being Careful" by Baby Huey & The Baby Sitters, "What You Don't Know" by Oscar & Anita, "Sweet Little Woman" by McKinley Sandifer, and "You Gotta Pay Dues" by Chris Campbell. CD
(CD case has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Nu TornadosPhiladelphia USA/Magic Record ... 7-inch
Carlton, 1959. Used ... Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Carlton sleeve with light wear and a touch of pen.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Fire New Spirits – Deep & Radical Jazz In The USA 1957 to 1982 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... Out Of Stock
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the core of most of these numbers – often modal elements, with especially strong basslines – or earthy percussion with strong Afrocentric inspirations, recast here in the huge wave of jazz experimentation of the 60s and 70s! Most tracks are from those key decades, but he set also features some overlooked gems from the 80s too – and a good deal of these tracks are from albums we hardly ever see anymore these days. As usual, Soul Jazz has done a stunning job with the notes and package – dovetailing with their book of the same name – and tracks include "Second Line March" by David Lee, "Flashback Of Time" by Creative Arts Ensemble, "Chang Chang Chang" by Yusef Lateef, "Utopia & Visions" by Don Cherry, "It's A Trip" by Last Poets, "Universal Spiritual Revolt" by Tyrone Washington, "In The Moog" by Harold McKinney, "Spaces & Things" by Doug Hammond, "Tzaddi Vau (part 1)" by Pheeran Ak Laff, and "Dealin" by Richard Davis. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition includes download!)
 
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Armand BoatmanLive At Gregory's ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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Joanne BrackeenMythical Magic ... LP
PA USA, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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Tom GrantHeart Of The City ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $0.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole and a small sticker.)

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Julie KellyNever Let Me Go ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Very Good ... $9.99
A bit less jazz than some of Julie Kelly's other work from the 80s, but still pretty great overall – that kind of California record from the time that doesn't really care if it charts at all – content on its own just to offer a good opportunity to an under-discovered singer! The arrangements here are by Steve Kaplan, who also handles the keyboards – and while jazz is certainly at the core of some tunes, Kelly's also a bit more soul/pop focused at other moments. Titles include "All Blues", "River", "A Face Like Yours", "I'm Gonna Lock My Heart", "Heaven", "Never Let Me Go", and "Never Really Knowing Why". LP, Vinyl record album

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Mundell LoweTransit West ... LP
PA USA, 1983. Sealed ... $14.99
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Susannah McCorkleHow Do You Keep The Music Playing? ... LP
PA USA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Also available How Do You Keep The Music Playing? ... CD 4.99

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Michael & The MessengersRomeo & Juliet/Lifs (Don't Mean Nothin) ... 7-inch
USA, 1967. Very Good+ ... $14.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alphonse MouzonWhy Don't You Break It/Do You Wanna Dance ... 12-inch
PA USA, 1985. Near Mint- ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Jean-Luc Ponty/Giorgio GasliniJean-Luc Ponty Meets Giorgio Gaslini ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
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(Cover has a cut corner.)

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ReverberiTimer ... LP
PA USA, 1976. Very Good Gatefold ... $4.99
Funky fusion from Italy – with lots of keyboards and moogy type bits, layered out over funky bass and drums (by Tullio De Piscopo!), and also some strings by the Milan Symphony Orchestra. The sound is kind of spacey and soundtracky, but the core group gives the tracks enough of a groove to stay tight. Tracks include "Roller", "Album", "Cat Casanova", "Timer", and "Soana". LP, Vinyl record album

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Judy RobertsTrio ... LP
PA USA, 1983. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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Santo & JohnnyFamosi Temi Da Films ... LP
PA USA, 1972. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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Dan SiegelAnother Time Another Place ... LP
PA USA, 1984. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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(Cover has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Alphonse MouzonBy All Means ... LP
PA USA, 1981. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer bit of soulful fusion – recorded by Mouzon after his harder-jamming 70s years, with an all star group that includes Herbie Hancock, Lee Ritenour, Freddie Hubbard, and Paul Jackson. The tunes groove wonderfully – never too over the top, and always in the smooth soulful mode that was the best part of major label fusion in the late 70s. Mouzon plays a fair bit of keyboards next to Herbie's acoustic and electric piano, and tracks are long, with some really nicely jazzy grooves. Titles include "The Jogger", "Do I Have To", "Space Invadors", and "The Next Time We Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sarah PartridgeI'll Be Easy To Find ... CD
USA, 1998. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)
 
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✨✧ Kali BahluKali Bahlu Takes The Forest Children On A Journey Of Cosmic Remembrance ... LP
World Pacific, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $29.99
A weird set of sitar and bongos backed sing-speak about gurus, devil gods, leprechauns, elves, opium, the wind, hippie boys and other oddball psychedelia enhanced storytelling from Kali,The Gypsy Star Child! We don't know a thing about Kali – she has a cute, girly-girl, Anytown, USA voice, but the hippie fantasy, pseudo spiritual storytelling is weird, yet genuinely committed – with droning, Eastern-tinged psych backdrops. Includes "A Game Called Who Am I", "Cosmic Remembrance", "A Cosmic Telephone Call", "From The Angel Liesle & The Buddha" and "How Can I Tell My Guru?" LP, Vinyl record album

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James BrownPapa's Got A Brand New Bag ... CD
King/Universal (Japan), 1965. New Copy ... $13.99
Here's where things really started getting interesting for James Brown! The album was issued right around the same time as James' single "Out Of Sight" on Smash – and like that track, "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag" was one of the first to use that "instruments on the beat" style of funk that would dominate all of James' work in years to come – that amazing groove that completely turned soul music on its ear – and paved the way for generations to come! The result is a startling sound that forever changed the face of groove – and you'll hear it nicely placed on this album, along with great cuts like "Cross Firing", "Mashed Potatoes USA", "Doin The Limbo", and "Love Don't Love Nobody". CD

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Brian Calvin & Devin JohnstonSome Hours ... CD
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1999. New Copy ... $11.99
A lesser-known project from the Chicago scene of the late 90s – music by painter Brian Calvin and poet Devin Johnson – working here in a stripped-down style that's extremely captivating! The pair were previously part of the group USA, on Drag City – and work here on most tracks with labelmate Jim O'Rourke, who produced most of the tracks (Calvin contributed the cover painting for Jim's Crystal Ball album.) But the main energy here comes from Brian and Devin – who alternate vocals and guitars, on these slow-building tunes that are dripping with blue tones that are a perfect accompaniment for their raspy vocals and the wonderful wordplay in their tunes. Titles include "Noon", "March & April", "All We Know So Far", "Three Walls", and "Goodbye". CD

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✨✧ ClashClash ... LP
Epic, 1977. Near Mint- ... $49.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA". LP, Vinyl record album
(US white label promo pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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ClashPearl Harbour 79 (aka The Clash) (with bonus 3 inch single) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Epic (Japan), 1977. Used CD & 3 inch single ... $11.99
One of the most stunning debut albums of the 70s – and a set that burst on the scene with a sound that summed up a generation, but which had never been heard this clearly before! This self-titled Clash album was different from other landmarks of the time – work by the Sex Pistols, Ramones, and others – as the group had a sense of raw power, but also a tunefulness too – a way of pushing their message into territory that others wouldn't have reached – with tunes that were as surprisingly hummable as they were politically correct! There's a bit less Jamaican influence here than in later Clash years, but that quality is still present somewhat – and over the years, this is definitely a set we can return to again and again – with no sense of apology or outdated ideals at all. Nearly every cut's a classic – and titles include "Janie Jones", "Career Opportunities", "Police & Thieves", "Garageland", "Clash City Rockers", "I Fought The Law", "White Riot", "London's Burning", "White Man In Hammersmith Palais", and "I'm So Bored With The USA" – plus a bonus 3 inch single containing "Gates Of The West" and "Groovy Times" which were on the bonus 45 that was included in the Japanese LP pressing! CD
(Includes original Japanese outer sleeve!)

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Sonny CrissComplete Imperial Sessions ... CD
Imperial/Blue Note, 1956. Used 2CD ... $12.99
Fantastic work from one of the most overlooked alto talents of all-time! This beautiful CD features tracks from Sonny's 3 rare albums on Imperial – Jazz USA, Go Man, and Plays Cole Porter. The records were all recorded in 1956 – and they feature some of the strongest bop playing to ever come out of LA, total proof that that city wasn't always noodling around with cool jazz during the 50s! Sonny plays alto so well you want to cry – and every note is perfectly placed, with just the right mix of technical skill and warm soulful humanity. Most of this material has only ever been reissued in Japan – and the CD includes wealth of excellent cuts like "If I Had You", "I Love You", "Wailin With Joe", "West Coast Blues", "Criss Cross", "Ham's Blues", and "Blue Friday" – but the whole thing's great! CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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HermanI've Made Up My Mind ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
A really compelling talent from early 70s Brunswick Records – by an artist who's got the same sort of genre-crossing vibe as Rodriguez, Jose Feliciano, or the team of Alzo & Udine! Herman hails from Colombia, but was a high school student in Miami at the time of this album – yet he also works with a great quartet of Chicago soul talents – Carl Davis and Eugene Record on production, Tom Tom Washington on arrangements, and Willie Henderson directing the whole band! The result is a unique hybrid of modes – folksy acoustic guitar from Herman, vocals that have a slightly progressive feel, and backings that sometimes groove in a Chicago soul mode, and sometimes go for a deeper vibe overall. Most tunes are originals penned by Herman – and titles include "Bring On The Rain", "I've Made Up My Mind", "Save The USA", "Stephy", "I Wanna Be Young Again", and "Take A Look At Me". CD

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Jesus & Mary ChainBarbed Wire Kisses – B-Sides & More (180 gram blood red colored vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Warner, Mid/Late 80s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $34.99
Prime period B-Sides, live recordings and other rarities from The Jesus & Mary Chain – great stuff from the first 5 or 6 years of their career – up there creatively with their best work ever! As dark-edged as the band is, they've often worn their influences on their sleeves over the years, be it the proto rock rawness of Bo Diddley, the catchy vocal style of early Beach Boys (though layered in razor wire) or the moody freneticism of Can – and they're all the more open with them on this collection,while still sounding like quintessential JMC. Classic! Includes "Kill Surf City", "Surfin' USA", "Upside Down", "Swing (Darklands Outtake)", "Just Out Of Reach", "Head", "Cracked", "Here It Comes Again", "Bo Diddley Is Jesus", "Rider", "Don't Ever Change", "Sidewalking", "Who Do You Love" and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Teo MaceroTime Plus Seven ... LP
Finnadar, 1950s/1979. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Some wonderful slices of 50s modern jazz – work recorded under the leadership of Teo Macero, who was best known as a producer for Columbia during their glory days in the jazz business, but who was also a budding young genius in the years before then! The set features a handful of tracks from Teo's early What's New album for Columbia, plus a track from an Orchestra USA session, along with the side-long, previously-unreleased "Time Plus Seven", an extended jazz ballet suite. Macero's approach is a blend here of both third stream styles and some of the New York whimsy of players like Gil Melle at the same time – and titles include "Pressure", "Neally", "Adventure", "TC's Groove", and "Sounds Of May". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charles MingusChanges Two ... CD
Atlantic, 1975. Used ... $1.99
A great little 70s session from Mingus – the second part of the Changes set, some of his best work from the time, and recorded with a small group that includes George Adams, Don Pullen, and Jack Walrath. Tracks are long, with that late love of Ellington that Mingus was developing – and titles include "Free Cell Block F, Tis Nazi USA", "Black Bats & Poles", "For Harry Carney", and "Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love", which features a guest appearance by Marcus Belgrave. CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank MinionSoft Land Of Make Believe ... CD
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1959/1960. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest jazz vocal albums you'll ever find! Frank Minion sings this suite of tracks billed as an "Introduction To Black Opium Street", and he puts the music together with little recitations in between the tracks, so that the whole thing sounds like one of the great Langston Hughes jazz albums from the same period. Minion's singing voice is in the same rich-toned tradition as singers like Johnny Hartman, but his speaking voice is raw and very soulful – and he gets more than able backing by a great set of players that includes Tommy Flanagan on piano, Roland Alexander on tenor and flute, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Paul Chambers on bass. The whole album sounds more like a rare session on Candid than it does the usual stuff on Bethlehem – and it's a surprisingly hip album that still holds up well over the years! Titles include "Oddsville USA", "Bongo Blues", "Autobiography Of A Musician", "Watermelon", "Flamenco Sketches", "Laughing Boy", and "Later". CD

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Earl Palmer & OthersBackbeat – The World's Greatest Rock N Roll Drummer ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The title's no lie – as the mighty Earl Palmer has handled the drums on countless rock and soul classics – and also cut some great records on his own! And while Earl's got a huge legacy that even extends through studio work in the 70s, and famous projects with David Axelrod – this set concentrates on the key contributions that Palmer made towards establishing the groove on the LA scene of the late 50s – served up here in a set of key recordings for labels like Aladdin, Specialty, Modern, and Class – which all have Palmer on drums – either behind a heavy soul singer, or leading an instrumental group on his own. The set's got a whopping 30 titles in all – all heavy stompers – and tracks include "Drum Village (parts 1 & 2)" and "Johnny's House Party (parts 1 & 2)" by Earl Palmer – plus "Rockville USA" by The Turks, "Chicken Shack Boogie" by Amos Milburn, "I'm Beggin With Tears" by Eddie Lang, "Mad About You" by Richard Berry, "Don't Feel Sorry For Me" by Jimmy Beasley, "King Kong" by Big T Tyler, "Koko" by Don & Dewey, "Jerry Jerry" by Artie Wilson, "Red Hot Rockin Blues" by Jesse James, and "In The Mood" by Ernie Fields – plus some other big hits you'll certainly recognize, but maybe not in this context! CD

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TJ SwannAnd You Know That (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Express, Early 80s. Very Good+ ... $49.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing with "Made In USA" on label, in a Jets Disco sleeve.)

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James Blood UlmerAmerica – Do You Remember The Love? ... LP
Blue Note, 1987. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Ulmer on Blue Note – who'd a thunk it? And oddly, although the album's on one of the most jazz-based labels at the time, it's also one of Ulmer's most rock-oriented – with strong lead vocals on nearly every track, and an overall style that's as bluesy as it is experimentally jazzy. Ulmer's clearly emerged as a star in his own right (or own mind) by the time of the album – and there's less of the shared group dynamic of the harmelodic years, and more of a style that's set up to support his lead presence. Players include Bill Laswell, Ronald Shannon Jackson, and Nicky Skopelitis – and titles include "I Belong In The USA", "Lady Blue", "After Dark", "Black Sheep", and "Show Me Your Love America". LP, Vinyl record album

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Spencer WigginsGoldwax Years ... CD
Goldwax/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Incredible work from Spencer Wiggins – a late 60s Memphis singer who travelled in the same circles as James Carr, Percy Sledge, and Otis Redding, but who hardly ever got his due – despite talents that were clearly equal to his contemporaries! This beautifully-done set brings together 22 tracks that Wiggins recorded for Goldwax Records in the late 60s – a label that was also home to Carr's best work, and who does an equally great job with Spencer's deep-burning vocals on these sides. Many of the tracks on the set were written by the cream of the crop of southern soul writers at the time – George Jackson, Quinton Claunch, Isaac Hayes, and others – and backings are often spare and subtle, really letting Wiggins' vocals take center stage! CD features 20 tracks in all, plus some incredible notes – and titles include "The Kind Of Woman That's Got No Heart", "Old Friend", "Once In A While Is Better Than Never At All", "He's Too Old", "Soul City USA", "Walking Out On You", "Who's Been Warming My Oven", "I'll Be True To You", and "Anything You Do Is All Right". CD

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VariousDaniel Wang's Personal West End Megamix ... CD
West End/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
We're not sure how "personal" this mix might be – given that it's on a CD for commercial sale – but we can say that it's plenty great, and a wonderful collection of rare gems from the catalog of disco powerhouse West End Records! Daniel Wang embraces all the upbeat, quick-jamming qualities of the label right from the start – and serves up a blistering non-stop mix of cuts that touches on many of the best moments from West End – cuts that both have soulful vocals soaring over the top, and some mighty heavy rhythms on the bottom! Titles include "Speak Well (Tom Moulton 12" mix)" by Philly USA, "Let's Go Dancin (club version)" by Sparque, "Give Your Body Up To The Music (Larry Levan 12" mix)" by Billy Nichols, "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman (inst)" by Sounds Of Inner City, "Heat You Up (melt down mix)" by Shirley Lites, "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany, "Can't You Feel It" by Michele, "I Was Born This Way (Tom Moulton 12" mix)" by Carl Bean, "Another Man" by Barbara Mason, and "Searchin For Some Lovin" by Debbie Trusty. CD

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VariousEarly Motown EPs (7 x 7 inch box set) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch box set ... $53.99 59.98
A very cool little package – and one that's filled with singles that didn't even come out in the US back in the 60s! Instead, this set brings together all the early British EP releases of Motown music – all with replicas of the original pic sleeve covers, which are strikingly represented on the cover – and all with four songs each – which means that the set offers up double the usual amount of tracks you'd get for such a package! The collection features full EP releases by Stevie Wonder and The Miracles – plus four volumes of R&B Chartmakers releases, and Hitsville USA Vol 1 – with tracks by artists who include Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston, The Marvelettes, The Supremes, Brenda Holloway, Eddie Holland, Carolyn Crawford, and Martha & The Vandellas. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered, limited edition of just 3000 copies worldwide!)

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VariousWarner Surfin & Hot Rod Nuggets – She Rides With Me ... CD
Warner (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A definite batch of nuggets from the Warner Brothers vaults – not just rare singles on Warner, but material from now-owned labels like Colpix, Vault, Era, and Del-Fi – all brought together in one mighty cool selection of tracks! The material here is all in the surf and hot rod style promised by the title – about half instrumental, half vocal – which makes for a nice sort of interplay between the artists, and the kind of creative compilation approach that you don't always get from a major label. There's plenty here we'd never heard before, and most of the cuts are far from the hits – nuggets that include "Barefoot In The Sand" by The Sea Shells, "Skate Board" by Sidewalk Surfers, "Johnny Surfboard" by Barry Mann, "Latin'ia" by The Sentinels, "Shame Girl" by The Neptunes, "School is A Gas" by The Wheel Men, "Sammy The Sidewalk Surfer" by The Surfettes, "Our Favorite Martian" by Bobby Fuller & The Fanatics, "Go Go GTO" by Carol & Cheryl, "Skiing In The Snow" by The Beach Girls, "The Okie Surfer" by The Country Boys, "I Do" by The Castells, and "Swimtime USA" by The Life Guards. CD

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✨✧ Serge GainsbourgGainsbourg Percussions ... LP
Philips (France), 1964. New Copy (reissue)... About June 24, 2016
Groovy groovy groovy! A rare early session by Serge Gainsbourg, recorded with French jazz great Alain Gouraguer – and done with a really wonderful Latin-esque sound! The album's one of Serge's greatest from the early years – a sublime blend of Left Bank jazz and American Latin rhythms – all topped off by Gainsbourg's darkly compelling vocals. Gouraguer's especially great on the set – creating these moody and rhythmic passages that are really Serge's first attempt to hit a groove! Titles include "New York USA", "Coco & Co", "Les Sambassadeurs", "Machins Choses", "Les Yeux Doux", "Pauvre Lola", "Quand Mon", "Tatou Jeremie", and more! LP, Vinyl record album

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Pony PoindexterPony Plays The Big Ones/Gumbo ... CD
BGP (UK), 1963. New Copy ... About August 1, 2016
Two wonderful lost albums from the legendary New Orleans saxophonist Pony Poindexter! Pony's always been something of a quiet legend with jazz collectors – mostly because his work was too hip to ever get issued in big amounts, and because the few albums he ever cut as a leader are quite rare! This great CD brings together 2 of his rarest – Gumbo and Pony Plays the Big Ones – both nicely grooving soul jazz sides that feature Pony playing some nicely swinging material on alto and soprano sax. Gumbo features Booker Ervin, playing some nice gutsy tenor – and Plays the Big Ones features Pony's nicely grooving versions of 60s pop tunes. There's a total of 16 cuts in all – and titles include "Muddy Dust", "Front O Town", "Happy Strut", "Creole Girl", "Twistin USA", "Fly Me To The Moon", and "Gumbo Filet". CD
 
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Afro FunkBody Music ... CD
Kabana/Secret Stash, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
They're not kidding with the name of this group – because the set's a masterpiece of 70s Afro Funk – totally great all the way through! The combo has African origins, but they're recording here in London – which makes for a really wonderful criss-crossing of cultural modes – the same sort of heavy, dark-tinged groups you'd hear from Cymande or Demon Fuzz – both of whom are a great comparison to the sound of this group! Bass is very heavy in the mix – not dubby, but really rumbling right from the start of each tune – and helping to set up the complicated percussion patterns, fuzzy guitar bits, and nicely trippy vocals – all of which are recorded in just the right way to make the sum of the elements sound like way more than the parts. Titles include "Afro Funk", "Tei Egwu", "Hot Love", "Farewell To Ibusa", and "Try & Try". CD

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Eric AlexanderReal Thing ... CD
High Note, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A real high point for tenorist Eric Alexander – whose recordings for High Note to date have all been very impressive – and they just keep getting better and better! He's working here with frequent collaborators Harold Mabern on piano, John Webber on bass, and Joe Farnsworth on drums – with whom Alexander has a tremendously intuitive rapport – the way this group goes from leisurely and melodic to fast, energetic play at the drop of a dime is really something else! Pat Martino plays guitar on a few tracks, and the titles includes "The Real Thing", "Pure Pat", "Summertime", "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes", a very nice take on Roberto Menescal's Brazil classic "Little Boat", "For George And Trane", "Sleep Warm" and "The Chief". CD

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✨✧ Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD
Motown, 2010. Used ... $4.99
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. CD
Also available New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... LP 22.99

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Erykah BaduNew Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... LP
Motown, 2010. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
The second chapter of Erykah Badu's New Amerykah – recorded for the most part, quite incredibly, during the same period and with the same collaborators as the mind-altering, murky and righteous hip hop funk experimentalism that was Part One – some months that must be among the most dizzyingly creative in Badu's career! We're reluctant to call Return Of The The Ankh a lighter listen than its predecessor, but, it's a less dense and outwardly experimental batch in the sonic realm – the emotionalism and the head nodding warmth is at the forefront, yet she's as uncompromising and real as ever. The sound is still innovative, unique and her own on all fronts, but the songs chosen for Part Two are ones you want to approach and embrace from the opening seconds – there's not as much of a tripped out overall vibe and you don't need to acclimate from a distance – these songs pull you right in! Includes collaborations with James Poyser, Shafiq Husayn, Ta'Raach, Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Georgia Anne Muldrow. Includes "20 Feet Tall", "Window Seat", "Agitation", "Turn Me Away (Get Munny)", "Gone Baby, Don't Be Long", "Love", "Out My Mind, Just In Time" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New Amerykah Part Two (Return Of The Ankh) ... CD 4.99

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Judy BaileyYou & The Night & The Music ... CD
CBS/Be! (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $16.99
Really beautiful sounds from Australian pianist Judy Bailey – a musician that most folks know for her funk work of the 70s, but who was already pretty darn great, right at the start of her career! This lovely little set was recorded in Sydney's El Rocco Jazz Cellar at the start of the 60s – and it features Bailey working with a magically fluid trio with Lyn Christie on bass and John Sangster on drums – the latter of whom you might know for his later work on vibes, and who seems to already have a melodic touch on his drums here! At times, Sangster's almost got a Chico Hamilton-like sense of subtle sound and rhythmic inflection – which works very well alongside the lyrically blue piano lines from Judy. Titles include "Night Dreams", "Night & Day", "Deep Night", "You & The Night & The Music", "Round Midnight", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". CD
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Judy BaileyYou & The Night & The Music ... LP
CBS/Be! (Germany), 1962. New Copy ... $24.99
Really beautiful sounds from Australian pianist Judy Bailey – a musician that most folks know for her funk work of the 70s, but who was already pretty darn great, right at the start of her career! This lovely little set was recorded in Sydney's El Rocco Jazz Cellar at the start of the 60s – and it features Bailey working with a magically fluid trio with Lyn Christie on bass and John Sangster on drums – the latter of whom you might know for his later work on vibes, and who seems to already have a melodic touch on his drums here! At times, Sangster's almost got a Chico Hamilton-like sense of subtle sound and rhythmic inflection – which works very well alongside the lyrically blue piano lines from Judy. Titles include "Night Dreams", "Night & Day", "Deep Night", "You & The Night & The Music", "Round Midnight", and "The Night Has A Thousand Eyes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
Also available You & The Night & The Music ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ Archie Bell & The DrellsTighten Up ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $8.99
An incredible bit of southern funk – the first landmark LP by Archie Bell & The Drells, and the first big burst of energy from the Texas scene of the 60s! The album's incredible – with Archie up front on rough-hewn vocals, the band grooving in a mad tangle of guitar, bass, and drums, and some super-fierce horn work by the TSU Tornadoes! You've no doubt heard the band's classic "Tighten Up (part 1)", but this album also includes the incredible "part 2" to the track – which takes the groove a million miles higher! And the whole album's equally great – filled with other tight soul gems that include "A Thousand Wonders", "I Don't Want To Be A Playboy", "Give Me Time", and "When You Left Heartache Began". CD

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Chelsea Louise BerlinRave Art – Flyers Invitations & Members Cards From The Birth Of Acid House Culbs & Raves (hardcover) ... Book
Carlton (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 29.95
Remember the years before the internet and social media – when people had to communicate special news using real world, physical means? Notes passed in class, posters on walls, and gig flyers were all a hell of a lot more important then than they are now – and that whole means of communication took on an even more important role during the late 80s/early 90s years of rave culture! This beautiful book takes us back to the secret networks that drove the scene back in those days – when gigs were mostly illegal, and only publicized through handbills and flyers, circulated only by hand, but bringing in crowds by the thousands. The book presents vintage rave invites and club cards from the glory days of the London scene – all in vivid color, which really brings out the great graphics used to promote the events. Book is almost 200 pages, hardcover. Book

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Art BlakeySwiss Radio Days Vol 6 – Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers Lausanne 1960 2nd Set ... CD
TCB (Switzerland), 1960. Used ... $11.99
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George BraithMusart ... CD
Prestige/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy ... $5.99 12.98
One of our favorite-ever albums on Prestige Records from the 60s – and a set that's a fair bit different than most of the other work on the label! The set's an unusual outing for saxophonist George Braith – cut after his famous albums for Blue Note, and in a mode that's quite different – very far-reaching, and almost spiritual at points – with the blend of jazz and other modes that you might find on the Cadet/Concept sessions in late 60s Chicago! Braith plays a wide assortment of saxes – c-melody, alto and soprano – but his playing here is a bit different than the Roland Kirk-like vibe of before – sometimes more stretched-out and exploratory, in a Nathan Davis sort of vibe – sometimes wrapped up in some larger explorations from the whole group. There's moments of raw percussion with echoey production, others with wordless vocals floating alongside the lead soloist, and still others that have that catchy blend of soul jazz and exoticism you'd find in the music of Eddie Harris or Yusef Lateef – even though Braith here is completely his own artist too! The set features Jane Getz on piano, Jay Carter and Eddie Diehl on guitar, and Ben Dixon on drums – but there's also a lot of percussion, both Latin and otherwise, from a shifting lineup of players. The whole thing's wonderful – and titles include "Del's Theme", "Musart", "Evelyn Anita", "Our Blessing", "Laura", and "Splashes Of Love". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... CD
Columbia/Esoteric (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $15.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". CD
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... LP 13.99

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✨✧ Joe Byrd & The Field HippiesAmerican Metaphysical Circus ... LP
Columbia, 1969. Very Good ... $13.99
An amazing little record from Joe Byrd – an artist with roots in serious music, but who's serving things up here with a wild hippie aesthetic that makes the whole thing come across more like a "happening" than the usual sort of studio album – but in ways that also echo an earlier generation of Americanist composition too. The process of the record mimics some of Byrd's famous work in New York – and has a very collaborative feel overall, with elements of electronics, acoustics, and vocals coming together beautifully! There's some great tabla, harpsichord, moog, and organ on the record – plus more serious woodwinds and brass – and vocals from Victoria Bond, Susan De Lange, Christie Thompson, and Ernie Anderson – plus Joe himself. Titles include "Kalyani", "Moonsong Pelog", "You Can't Ever Come Down", "Gospel Music", "Nightmare Train", "Leisure World", and "The Elephant At The Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(70s gray label Masterworks pressing.)
Also available American Metaphysical Circus ... CD 15.99

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✨✧ Joseph ByrdYankee Transcendoodle ... LP
Takoma, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
As the notes say, "this album is a series of aural and spatial fantasies evoking the spirit of American patriotic music" – and the whole thing's recorded on electronic keyboards. Given that this one's on Takoma, you can guess the kind of hippy-dippy folksist influence it might have, which gives the electronic music tracks an even weirder edge. Maybe this is the kind of thing that Ives might have recorded, had he been alive in the 60's. With work by Byard himself, plus Sousa, Cohan, and others. LP, Vinyl record album

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Adam Caine TrioThousandfold ... CD
No Business (Lithuania), 2008. Used ... $8.99
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(Barcode has a promotional sticker.)

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Freddy CannonFreddy Cannon's Solid Gold Hits ... LP
Swan, Early 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Lots of great early rockers from Freddy Cannon – including "Humdinger", "Jump Over", "The Urge", "Cuernavaca Choo Choo", "Boston", "Two Thousand 88", "Okefenokee", and "Buzz Buzz A-Diddle It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy original pressing!)

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Vinicius CantuariaVinicius Canta Antonio Carlos Jobim ... CD
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A truly beautiful tribute to the classic songcraft of Antonio Carlos Jobim – done with warmth, reverence and soul-stirring voice and guitar by Vinicius Cantuaria! The Tom Jobim songbook is timeless, of course, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that one of the finer Brazilian voices of a later generation could handle it, but this set is exceptionally strong! Some of the best numbers are on the spare side, with Cantuaria's voice up front in the mix, giving it an intimate quality that we love – but it also includes some wonderful musicians from both Rio and Tokyo – where the tracks were recorded – plus some nice guest guitar work by Bill Frisell on a couple tunes and a lovely duet with Joyce. Includes "Ligua", "Caminhos Cruzados" featuring Joyce, "Vivo Sonhando", "So Danco Samba", "Este Seu Ohlar", "Retrato Em Branco E Preto", "Felicade", "Insensatez", "Inutil Paisagem", "Voce Vai Ver", "Por Causa De Voce" and more. 13 in all. CD

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Susan CarterWonderful Deeds & Adventures ... CD
Epic/Rev-Ola (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
A mixture of folksy and jazzy vocals from singer Susan Carter – part of the Laurel Canyon scene of the late 60s! Although Susan was one of the "Ladies Of The Canyon", she's got a sound here that's much more wider-ranging than that of Joni Mitchell – a unique mixture of jazz and rock influences that come across with a different sound on nearly every track on the set. The arranger for the album is Dick Halligan, who we've never heard of before – but who should get a lot of credit for the way that he mixes together odd phrasings and timings to match the shifting styles of Susan's vocals. Titles include "I'm So Tired", "I Need A Good Man Bad", "Medley For Billie Holiday", "Bluebird", and "Jam Session". CD

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CeuCeu Live ... CD
Six Degrees, 2015. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A surprisingly great live album from Brazilian singer Ceu – surprising, because we sometimes tend to think of the vocalist as more of a studio artist, given her Six Degrees presentation – but that's an opinion we'll definitely have to revise after hearing the singer in a live setting! The album's got a core combo feel that's mighty nice – Ceu's voice still has all those breathy qualities, which almost link her to older French vocal modes – but the instrumentation is nice and lean, with mostly just guitar and Fender Rhodes to carry the mood – leaving Ceu out front to do plenty with her lyrics. Titles include "Lenda", "Concrete Jungle", "Rainha", "Amor De Antigos", "Contravento", "Retrovisor", and "Baile De Ilusao". CD

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Clear LightClear Light (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Elektra/Big Beat (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the great lost psych albums on late 60s Elektra Records – a set that's maybe got enough power and majesty to stand next to contemporaneous label releases by Love and The Doors! Like both of those groups, Clear Light have a vision here that's completely their own – a sound that steps out immediately to let you know that they're not just another copycat combo from the garage underground, and instead have this vivid new message that demands to be heard – unabashedly forward in its conception, and with a surprisingly sinister edge – yet all without any sense of being too full of itself either! Production is by Paul Rothschild, and is as superb as his best Elektra work of the period – and titles include "Black Roses", "With All In Mind", "The Ballad Of Freddie & Larry", "Sand", and "Night Sounds Loud". CD features great bonus tracks – the never-issued "Bye Bye Boogie Man", "She's Ready To Be Free (stereo)", "The Susan Years", "Dawn Lights The Way", and "Eastern Valleys" – plus the mono single of "She's Ready To Be Free", and two tracks by The Brain Train – "Me" and "Black Roses". CD

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Randy Crawford, Flora Purim, Eddie Harris, et alSharky's Machine ... CD
Warner/Varese, 1981. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
One of the coolest soundtracks ever for a Burt Reynolds film – and a hip mix of soul and jazz tracks that's gone onto become a classic over the years! The album's a compilation of sorts, but most of the material was recorded fresh for the film – and the different artists really work together here to forge some great backdrops for the action on the screen! Al Capps handled the larger charts, but most numbers really spotlight an individual artist – and highlights include Randy Crawford singing a new version of "Street Life" – different than the one with The Crusaders – Sarah Vaughan singing "Love Theme From Sharky's Machine", Peggy Lee vocals on "Let's Keep Dancing", and Julie London singing "My Funny Valentine" – as one of the first recordings after many years of retirement. Other great numbers include "Dope Bust" by Flora Purim & Buddy DeFranco, "Sharky's Theme" by Eddie Harris, "Before You" by Sarah Vaughan & Joe Williams, "8 To 5 I Lose" by Joe Williams, and the instrumental cuts "Sexercise" and "High Energy" by Doc Severinsen. CD
 
 
 



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